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Gifts for Imaginative Conservatives

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The author doing his best James Bond impression It has been quipped that every man wants to be James Bond and every woman wants to be with him. If you really want to know James Bond...
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There is that special category of exquisite, practical gift that, by the very nature of its fussy simplicity, imparts an unusual kind of sensuousness to the beholder, who thus becomes the proud owner of a refined bit...
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Father Christmas and the Christian father share a domestic priesthood that presides over the Christmas mysteries. Christmas calls on fathers far and wide to take up the books of Christmas, to draw their children into a ring round fire or tree to be read to...
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Here are four recently-published books and four new classical music albums that I have greatly enjoyed this past year... Books I've read several excellent...
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What we need most are things spiritual, not material. We need things that will not agitate us but that will fill us with peace and order... In making my list of gift suggestions for Christmas, I...
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What better way to celebrate the holidays than with 50% off books? I’m with Abraham Lincoln: “My best friend is the man who’ll get me a book I ain’t read.” So when The Imaginative Conservative asks...
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Each of the nineteen essays in Present Concerns is packed with wisdom that can profitably be taken in little chunks over time and meditated upon over a steaming hot cup of tea or an even bigger pint of ale, perhaps even with a pipe pinched between one’s teeth,...
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Here, dear reader, are eight excellent books for your enjoyment during the Christmas Octave, and probably longer—unless you've got absolutely nothing to do for eight days, in which case, by all means, enjoy!
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Here, dear readers, are four books to prepare you for the political season that lies ahead of us in 2017.... 1) Constitutional Morality and the Rise of Quasi-Law (Harvard...
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Let us see gift-giving less as an obligation or a buy-in to the commercialism of the season, and more as a sign of affection... It’s less than a week till Christmas, and you realize that you cannot give Brad Birzer’s Russell Kirk: American Conservative biography...
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In keeping with a grand tradition of The Imaginative Conservative, in which we share with one another the precious gift of good reading, I would like to offer my own suggestions for some Christmas gift books. Here are...
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I'm not much of a long-range planner when it comes to the giving of gifts at Christmas time, I'm a last minute giver. But at least I try to be a thoughtful one. My recommendations in past...
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Brewing one's own beer helps the conservative settle back into a habitual patience and a dedication to process and institutions that are assurances of good government in any republic... For the Christmas of 2016, I recommend you get the conservative...
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Whatever you think about the choice of General James Mattis for secretary of defense, you have to admire this about him: He takes his personal library of more than 6,000 books with him to every post. An...